As reported yesterday by RACER, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has confirmed that Sage Karam will drive its No.24 Indy 500 entry in the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 with the backing of WIX Filters. It marks the sixth year the global filtration products company has backed D&R in several racing forms, including the Indy 500 and Red Bull Global Rallycross.
“It’s always exciting to enter and prepare for the world’s biggest auto race,” said Karam, the 22-year-old driver from Nazareth, Pa., who will enter his fifth Indy 500 and fourth with the Dreyer & Reinbold. “It’s great to have a global brand like WIX Filters come with us to this year’s Indy 500. WIX Filters has helped race teams at all levels win and they are perfect to be a part of our 2018 team.”
“We are very pleased to bring WIX Filters to the Indianapolis 500 with Sage for the ‘Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ in 2018,” said Dennis Reinbold, team owner of the Indy-based DRR organization. “WIX Filters has been a great technical partner for many years and we are thrilled to have the company back for this great race.”
“Sage has become a strong competitor for us in his three previous races with our team,” continued Reinbold. “And he has shown the potential to contend for the coveted victory at the Brickyard. Now, I feel confident about our chances with Sage.”
Karam will take the No.24 WIX Filters DRR entry to the IMS oval for the first time on Tuesday, May 15 when practice rounds open on the famed oval.